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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Conceptual Mapping in Thought and Language

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard Trim
      Pages 3-24
    3. Richard Trim
      Pages 25-52
  3. Diachronic Conceptual Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Richard Trim
      Pages 55-65
    3. Richard Trim
      Pages 66-89
    4. Richard Trim
      Pages 90-108
    5. Richard Trim
      Pages 109-128
  4. Conceptual Mapping in War Rhetoric

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Richard Trim
      Pages 131-157
    3. Richard Trim
      Pages 158-169
  5. Towards an Evolutionary Model of Conceptual Mapping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-230

About this book

Introduction

An investigation of the historical evolution of figurative language within the framework of cognitive linguistics. It examines how and why metaphors evolve through the ages; discusses the role of culture; patterns of metaphor evolution; how many people use particular expressions.

Keywords

diachronic figurative language language linguistics semantic

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Trim
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ProvenceFrance

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